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More than fifty percent of car shoppers are viewing dealership websites with their mobile devices, so having a mobile marketing strategy to connect with them is not only recommended, but critical for future survival. The benefits of "going mobile" are many and well documented, including the ability to make relevant offers…Continue
Consumers put an endless amount of information online about themselves, often daily. However, several marketing strategies don’t use that information to their advantage. If online users are taking the time to educate brands about their behavior, likes, dislikes, wants, habits, etc., it…Continue
Added by Joey Little on November 6, 2015 at 1:07pm — No Comments
There’s no doubt that people are in love with their phones. As a result, memes and jokes constantly circulate the Internet about how some people no longer participate in “normal” activities because they simply can’t put down their phones. People aren’t reading newspapers anymore - at least not in print - and they’re…Continue
The ability to target traffic to specific behavior and keyword searches is invaluable. Well, Google is now following in the footsteps of Facebook and Twitter and on September…Continue
If your dealership has a mobile website, you are probably aware that 30 to 50 percent of your total website traffic are mobile users. You also know these mobile users are performing actions with their smartphones that are aligned with serious shopping behavior. In a…Continue
I've been lucky to have the opportunity to guest blog at Paradux Media about my passion: audio! And most importantly, the three pieces of branding audio that my experience has show every business should be using in their marketing.
This is all extremely applicable to my friends here in the auto industry, whose dealerships can absolutely benefit from having a direct conversation with…Continue
Added by Dana Detrick-Clark on June 3, 2015 at 12:58pm — No Comments
Over the past few months, my team and I have been figuring out a way to effectively communicate the benefits of mobile advertising to auto dealers. Our answer finally came in the form of an infographic. Let me know what you think!…Continue
As the Internet continues to become more all-important to business, companies that actually take advantage of it intelligently continue to grow and improve. However, not everyone knows how to harness the power of the web, and otherwise successful companies sometimes fail to adapt to the times. Among all the SEO articles and get-rich-quick schemes, a powerful Internet marketing tool involving classified ads is being used with fantastic…Continue
Added by Angela Smith on November 22, 2014 at 10:00am — No Comments
It really should go without saying, but we've seen so many of low effort attempts at advertising over the last few months that it became necessary to bring the topic up. Your advertising should be amazing every time.
We've seen poor creative being passed off as banner ads, poor-quality ads…Continue
Added by Paul Accinno on August 22, 2014 at 7:18pm — No Comments
By Brian Pasch
Have you started to test Twitter promoted tweets for your business? You should because there are many opportunities for car dealers and the vendor community on Twitter. The cost of Twitter promoted tweets is not expensive, but any expense without proper tracking is wasted…Continue
I came across this scathing opinion piece on Facebook advertising and I'd like to share it with the community for discussion. I'm admittedly not extremely well versed on Facebook ads, but this video seems to make a clear and concise case for questioning the effectiveness of buying likes through sponsored ads. What do you think?
Added by Big Tom LaPointe on January 18, 2014 at 9:09am — No Comments
Recent Federal Trade Commission (FTC) crackdowns against dealerships have drawn attention to the changing dynamics of automotive advertising. While FTC interventions have caused turmoil for some, most auto dealers don’t buy into running too good-to-be true ads. Some dealers even pride themselves on being straight with their customers.
The challenge for these dealers now lies with…Continue
Added by Rachel Boyle on November 11, 2013 at 12:09pm — No Comments
|by Ellen Jones, Senior Product Marketing Manager|
Matthew Welch, General Manager/Principal of Auburn Volkswagen gets it. He gets that the…Continue
Added by CDK Global on August 27, 2013 at 10:00am — No Comments
If you suspect that half the money you spend on paid search marketing is wasted but you don’t know which half, this piece was written to help you figure out which. By no means is it an advanced guide, especially with all the advancements and changes taking place this very moment on multiple paid search platforms.
Throughout business school, one of the many die-hard rules of business, regardless of industry or region, was “If it’s not your core competency, outsource it to someone…Continue
Added by Camille Forte on July 2, 2013 at 7:57am — No Comments
Added by Paul Potratz on April 10, 2013 at 9:18am — No Comments
So in the wake of the massive discussion about CarDoll in Ralph Paglia's post, Attacking People in Social Media Based on Appearance, Sexual Orientation or…Continue
Added by Big Tom LaPointe on January 30, 2013 at 7:30am — No Comments
Fun, pithy, enthusiastic...and has a CAR. The appearance of Big Bang Theory star, Kaley Couoco, in the Toyota ad may challenge…Continue
OMG! WTH? EPIC FAIL? Well, we will have to see, but Volkswagen released a teaser of its 2013 Super Bowl ad that is only missing ONE key traditional facet of automotive advertising: the car. The unusual ad is a mashup of the uhappiest people documented in viral videos on the web with a musical overlay of Jimmy Cliff's classic song, C'mon Get Happy, according to Automotive News.